Posts Tagged ‘Employee engagement’

Beware of the Cultural Assassin on the business growth journey

It is fair to state that not everyone in the business will share your ambition for the organisation, particularly at the beginning of the journey when you announce your new and exciting plans for growth. Growth and change are inextricably linked. You cannot have one without the other and for every individual who responds positively to the planned new destination for the business, some will not. A poor attitude to work, previous baggage from another company or a lack of respect for the organisation and everything it stands for can contribute to the one person you don’t want on the [...]

Posted by john on April 30th, 2013 under Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey, The Cultural Architect Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

The Cultural Architect – a new 21st century leader on the business growth journey

Leaders ‘exist at the top’ in most organisations. Generally speaking they are classed as senior managers and because of their status or seniority are often viewed as the natural leaders in the organisation. However, in fast-growing organisations leaders emerge at other levels in the organisation. Some are middle or junior managers. Some are not. We call them Cultural Architects – leaders without authority. Cultural Architects are outstanding individuals who influence, motivate and engage other colleagues on a daily basis. Their major drive is to excel on a personal level, do a good job and ensure that your company continues to [...]

Posted by john on January 11th, 2013 under Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey, The Cultural Architect, the winning formula Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

What does the engagement battleground look like in your organisation?

Have you noticed in the business press lately just how many column inches are devoted to the topic of people engagement? Employees in the workplace are often tired of hearing about it, but the reality of commercial life is that success on the business growth journey is achieved when high levels of people engagement is achieved throughout the organisation. The term ‘engagement’ is often confusing to many leaders. What does it mean? What does it look like? and How do I improve engagement levels in my business? are common questions asked by leaders and managers of fast growing organisations. We define engagement as: ‘the buy-in [...]

Posted by john on January 5th, 2013 under Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey, the winning formula Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Stage 3 of the London 2012 Olympic journey – engaging others

All good (and sometimes bad) things come in threes. So with three weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, it’s time to look at stage three of the London 2012 Olympic journey, noting three specific points. Engagement – why is it important? Stage three is all about engagement – essentially getting buy-in and commitment to the journey. This becomes increasingly important the longer the journey. While some may last months, others will be years. The London 2012 Olympic journey became high profile in 2005 with the winning of the bid, but it had started many months [...]

Posted by johnstein on July 6th, 2012 under Leadership Development, London 2012, The Business Growth Journey, the winning formula Tags: , , , , , ,  •  No Comments